Well, this news is according to the New York Times’ David Pogue that the Google’s mobile web app is getting Street View within two weeks or so. The iOS 6 brought new Maps offering but problematic and those wanting missing Google Street View photography, the big G is readying its street-level pictures to the mobile web application. What the Pogue’s published in the article on the Mapgate situation who noticed a couple of interesting revelations can be checked after the jump.
So, if the news is accurate and real then, in weeks you’ll be able to get Street View in the Google Maps iOS app. iPhone, iPad and iPod touches can be benefited with this particualr update that the latest iOS 6’s Maps doesn’t offer.
Right now, you can use Safari on your iOS device to navigate to maps.google.com and use Google’s maps on the web, obviously without any spoken directions, rather get the written directions. This is what Pogue’s article points:
“You can still use Google’s maps — on the Web. Visit maps.google.com and accept the offer to create a Home-screen icon for you.
You won’t get spoken directions, but you’ll get written directions, public transportation details, live traffic reports and, of course, Google’s far superior maps and data. (In two weeks, you’ll be able to get Street View this way, too, says Google.)”
Pogue’s take on Apple Maps?
In short, Maps is an appalling first release. It may be the most embarrassing, least usable piece of software Apple has ever unleashed.
He also confirmed that a standalone iOS Maps app from Google is on its way due by this year’s end. While, Apple’s poor first attempt in the Maps game has left Apple scrambling to remedy the problem.
Speaking of Google Maps, removed by the Tim Cook’s company from the iOS home screen, those of you using iOS 6 can still port, reinstate Google’s offering by navigating to maps.google.com. From there, saving a home screen icon will stand you in better stead than using Apple’s altogether poor effort.
If you have already been using the web app will only get you so far, and usinmg Street View in the past, here’s a good news about that you’ll be getting the web version very shortly. Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps lack the re-branded Street View, while the 3D Flyover, which has been implemented courtesy of Apple’s work with C3 Technologies, does look rather nice, but not revolutionize anything, and doesn’t originally bring anything in the real-world use.
Talking about Street View is the tried-and-tested method of finding the exact point of destination, and by adding the feature to the web app, Google will not only score a couple of points versus its bitter rival, but also help many of its consumers in the process. Until the native Google Maps hits App Store, Street View in the G-Maps web app should be more enough for iOS users.
The major issue with iOS 6 users have with the Maps would be apparently “well over 99 percent” of the feature’s data set is accurate, though even half a percent of faulty data means a lot of flaws and the other one percent accounts for a lot of mistakes given how many tens of millions of locations and points of interest are about.
However, Apple has promised to fix the mess it has made, but take lot more time and you can point out what Google is capable of from years in the field that Apple with new Maps offerings. Via iDownloadBlog